Finance Business Partner

  • Fixed Term
  • Essex

Website Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Finance Business Partner 
2 year Fixed Term Contract 
 
Working Hours: 37 hours per week 
Grade: Grade 9 
Salary range: £39,571 – £42,614 pa  
Benefits: LGPS Pension, Flexible working arrangements 
Location: Service HQ, Kelvedon Park  
 
About the Role 

We are looking for an experienced qualified/part qualified accountant to join our team based in Kelvedon Park as the Finance Business Partner.

This is a key role within the Finance Monitoring Team and will involve Business Partnering several key Budget Holders in the organisation, providing recommendations and advice backed by sound financial analysis.

They are expected to play a key role in Services budget and forecast setting process, lead on regular Financial/Budget Performance reviews with Budget Holders and produce/create financial analysis used to inform and advice managers of their key financial performance indicators for specific Cost Centres and projects.

Work with the other members of the Monitoring team in the monthly finance management accounts reporting. This will include working on financial analysis and reports production, therefore experience in financial analysis and reporting would be advantageous.

About you

Part qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or CIPFA) or equivalent level with experience of Business Partnering and/or financial analysis and reporting.

Good working knowledge, experience and understanding of Financial and Management Accounting

Confident in working with all levels of Management within the organisation and able to communicate financial information effectively to Non-Finance colleagues

Able to get behind the numbers, understand and communicate the real world operational/departmental performance as demonstrated by the financial KPI’s
be proficient in using Microsoft Office, especially Excel

Must be a self-starter, able to work autonomously, manage their own workload and meet financial reporting deadlines

Have knowledge and experience of budget and forecast setting process

How to Apply  

External candidates   
Please apply by submitting a supporting statement of no more than 700 words demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification for the role. It is important to ensure you have attached the supporting statement as your statement will be used for shortlisting purposes.

Internal candidates   
There are two routes to application. If you are engaged in the Leadership resourcing and succession programme, please liaise with the Leadership Succession team as to how to progress your application. Alternatively, you can apply via Civica self-services route by submitting a supporting statement of no more than 700 words demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification for the role. It is important to ensure you have attached the supporting statement before selecting Apply as your statement will be used for shortlisting purposes.

We review all applications against the criteria detailed in the Vacancy Information Pack, so please do ensure you fully detail how you meet the criteria of the role. We love it when our applicants write thorough and thoughtful responses to the Supporting Statement questions, so don’t be afraid to go into detail. This will ensure we get a good understanding of your skills and experience, and how you meet the requirements of the role

About Us  

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  
  
It is our policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose if you are currently being investigated by any regulatory body or have any decisions or sanctions pending or in progress in respect of your suitability to work for the Service.   
   
You agree to inform the Service within 24 hours if you are subsequently investigated by any agency or organisation in relation to concerns about your behaviour towards children, young people or vulnerable adults.   
   
The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to the appointment for which you are applying.  
  
This role maybe subject to a standard/enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.   
  
We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process. All applications will be considered solely on merit.   
  
You can contact us:  

Via email at recruitment@essex-fire.gov.uk
Or call us on 01376 576121 between 08.30-17.00 Monday to Thursday and 08.30-16.30 on Friday.
  
Closing Date – Thursday 7th July 

To apply for this job please visit www.essex-fire.gov.uk.